Toward a Healthier Future for Women

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  • Biological resistance to smoking measures found
  • An "untapped" opportunity for better health
  • Genetic variants associated with childhood asthma
  • BMI, inactivity linked to cancer survival
  • Positive view of aging found to aid recovery
  • Lavish gift giving imperiling health in rural China
  • Smoking bans reduce alcohol consumption


Towards healthier future for women

  • Anne Morris, executive director, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Connecticut
  • Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Ph.D., professor, Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health and director, Office of Public Health Practice
  • Katrina Clark, M.P.H. '71, executive director, Fair Haven Community Health Center
  • Valerie A. Earnshaw, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale.
  • Jeannette Ickovics, Ph.D., professor, Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, and director, CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement at YSPH
  • Carolyn M. Mazure, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and director, Women's Health Research at Yale
  • Tara Rizzo, M.P.H. '01, research associate, Yale School of Medicine, and former director of research and operations, Susan E. Rosen Women's Health Center, Griffin Hospital
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Trends in Women's Health

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death for American women. While cancer survival rates are improving, deaths from lung cancer are just starting to decline after a striking rise over 40 years.

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Unhealthy Complexions 

New research reveals that indoor tanning is driving an increase in skin cancer and that young women are paying the price.

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Circadian Disruptions 

Continuous disruptions to biological patterns may trigger the onset of breast cancer and, possibly, many other diseases.

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Gender Conflict 

A YSPH researcher works around the world to find solutions to the violence and abuse women suffer from their male partners. 

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Women and HIV 

The story of women and HIV in the United States is really a story about racial and ethnic health disparities.

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A Conversation with Reshma Trasi  

An alumni who has worked around the world takes inspiration from people with the courage to do what is right. 

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Another Tick Disease 

Yale research confirms that a new tick illness has already infected people in the United States.

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Health in conflict 

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  • Evaluating health
  • Alumni news
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YSPH Notes

  • Global competition
  • Treating violence as a public health problem
  • A celebration and a call to action
  • Give me a Y! A! L! E! 
  • Presidential picture
  • Bright, modern, green
  • Speaking of health
    • Microscopic health
    • The toll of AIDS
    • The perils of pesticides
    • 21st century challenges
    • A bigger, heavier nation
    • Neglected tropical disease
    • Dawn at LEPH
    • A summer of science
    • A pretty penny
    • Big Food/big impact
    • A road less traveled
    • A high honor
    • New partnership formed
    • Awards and honors
    • BBC comes to Yale
    • YSPH around the world
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Early epidemiology

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One door, one resident at a time